Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Blondshell Covers The Cranberries

There seems to be a bunch of Cranberries covers coming out these days, and the latest is from Blondshell. Sabrina Teitelbaum didn't choose to go with one of their megahits, but instead went with "Disappointment" off of 1994's No Need to Argue. It's the kind of song that I didn't know from the title alone, but once I started listening to Blondshell's cover, I recognized it immediately. However, the cover reworks the song into more of an indie rock goes pop power ballad than the original. Teitelbaum keeps the main structure of the song intact but goes off in her own direction while still staying true to the original. It's also somehow both more pop and edgier than The Cranberries' version. I'm always a fan of lesser known covers, and Blondshell does this one perfectly.

Blondshell says of the cover:

“I wanted to sing a song off of No Need To Argue, which is one of my favourite albums ever. Dolores’ voice carries so much emotion throughout the entire album, not just on the big hits like ‘Zombie,’ but on the more understated songs as well. ‘Disappointment’ hits me so hard because it feels like heartbreak disguised as apathy. I wanted to sing the song how I heard it, with the intensity of the pain behind those airy, relaxed vocals and drums.”

You can watch the video for Blondshell's version of "Disappointment" below. Blondshell's self-titled debut album is due out April 7 on Partisan Records. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Blondshell, check out the artist's Facebook and Instagram

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